Experience has proven that tare separation and bruise prevention improve when product flows fluidly through a handling line. The too-common ebbs of product can cause bruising at transition points or during mechanical cleaning. Product surges may overwhelm the equipment and worker staff trying to sift out foreign material.
The Double L Even Flow Tub absorbs some of the haphazardness of truck availability and discharges your product in a constant, steady flow. Even with trucks unloading sporadically, downstream equipment can continue to operate at optimal capacity.
By facilitating the timely unloading of trucks and the optimization of downstream equipment, the Double L Even Flow Tub is a must-have machine for improving the efficiency of your storage or transload site.
Rubber belts have performed reasonably well for decades in handling equipment. However, they stretch over time, and pulleys can't apply their full torque to an overstretched belt. The positive drive elevator belt doesn't rely on friction. Instead, it has sprocket-like teeth that mate with the pulley to turn the belt. The system tracks much more accurately, lasts longer, and outperforms a standard rubber belt.
Staging equipment at a storage or transload site is much easier when the machine has hydraulic wheel drives and axle control. Although your site may not be perfectly flat, the wheels have more than enough torque behind them to handle dips and bumps.
LED Lighting makes the most sense for field service lighting. It lasts longer, shines brighter, and uses less electricity than incandescent lighting.
Handling potatoes can get messy. When it does, components can get coated in mud and cause belt slippage or product rollback. Belt scrapers limit both problems by sloughing off built-up mud.
Physics would suggest that a shallow-sloped elevator is preferable to reduce product rollback. The slope of the Double L Even Flow Tub is the shallowest in the industry. The elevator design doubles down on reducing rollback with its standard herringbone-patterned flighted belt. The combination better protects and allows for more product throughput.
Reducing product drop is key to preventing bruising. Additional pivot points in Double L's optional articulating boom enable it to lower your product even closer to the discharge belt.
A traditional boom in an even flow tub can't lower product close enough to the discharge belt on its own. The turkey roost serves two purposes: it acts as a safety net to minimize the distance that product drops, and it alters the flow of product so it discharges first-in-first-out.
UHMW lining protects both your product and your equipment. Running potatoes through any machine eventually rubs paint off carbon steel and exposes it to the elements. UHMW lining keeps the tub walls smooth for better product flow and machine durability.
Older mounts bolted stingers to the even flow tub at a fixed height. Making adjustments was very cumbersome. All of the height adjustments on Double L's current stinger mounts are hydraulically controlled. A few flips of a lever can quickly separate the stingers and hopper bowl to prevent damage in transit.
Do you need to fill your tub faster than it empties? Belt speeds on the boom and discharge can be independently controlled. The added control makes it possible to unload trucks quickly and provide a steady flow of product to your downstream equipment.
It's possible to have someone babysit the even flow tub and move the boom up and down with the pile. Doesn't it make more sense to have the boom move itself? Ultrasonic sensors detect the height of the pile and situate the boom close to it without any operator input required.
Not all storage or transload sites are level, but it's essential for your handling equipment to be. With leveling jacks all around the even flow tub, leveling the machine can be done on uneven surfaces.
Double L has improved the design of the even flow tub ladder. It's wider than before and has grooves and tabs notched into each rung for better traction.
Inspecting the operation of your equipment shouldn't require you to stand on your shifting product or have the agility of an acrobat. The observation deck provides a safe platform from which to watch the boom operation and flow of product in and out of the tub.
Tub extensions allow you to pack just that little bit extra into the tub. Lowering them for transport can be done now without clambering around the machine. A worker at ground level can fold them up using just a shovel handle.
An average handling line has around six machines linked in series to each other. Imagine having to turn off each machine in an emergency. Interlock saves your workers' time and possibly their lives. Push any emergency stop button along the handling line, and the whole line stops. When the situation is resolved, Interlock restarts the equipment from downstream to upstream to avoid product pile-ups.